As a recent sufferer of acute lower back pain I was fortunate to be seen and treated by Karen, a physiotherapist, who used the McKenzie Method to help me.
I have a history of back pain which, as a practicing dentist, I attribute to my daily working position. My acute lower back pain occurred when I had been for a shower and bent forward to dry my feet. The pain was severe, immediate and also caused a lateral shift in my posture. Karen's explanation as to what had happened was clear, precise and reassuring and left me in no doubt that the proposed treatment using the McKenzie Method was the best solution for my particular problem. I was treated with light manipulation and straightforward extension exercises to help centralise the pain and ultimately reduce it.
I was fortunate to be treated by someone who used the McKenzie Method as I feel it helped to correctly diagnose my problem, helped me to deal with my pain and with her help, demonstrated that I can take responsibility to help prevent further problems.
I am indebted to the knowledge and excellent care given to me. Thank you.
After 10 years of chronic debilitating lower back pain, having seen 20 different therapists I found Cheyne Voss and the McKenzie Method. I had instant improvement and now have close to full range of motion with 70% reduction in pain in less than 4 weeks. I am not sure why more therapists aren't using this method